BLACKBURN-based high performance seals specialist Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) has appointed Valerie Cunliffe as sales office manager.

Valerie, who joined PPE from Coloroll Wallcoverings, lives in Accrington.

She will be responsible for boosting customer service and co-ordinating sales orders.

Her appointment follows a period of sustained business growth for the firm.

"Valerie has important skills in computer system and sales office administration," said PPE general manager Peter Cloney.

"These will allow us to maintain our high level of customer service as we continue to grow."

PPE employs 71 people and has annual sales of £4million.